World Air Games 2009 - Three Candidates to make Final Presentations in Lausanne

Moscow (Russia), Odense (Denmark) and Turin (Italy) have been selected by the Executive Board of the FAI, The World Air Sports Federation, to come to Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 1st, 2007 to make final presentations in their quest to host the World Air Games 2009.

These candidates are taking part in the final presentations after successful evaluation by the FAI Executive Board of their submitted bid books and reports of on-site evaluation visits that took place during April.

The three candidates will travel to Lausanne to present their bids to the FAI Selection Committee, which is composed of 12 representatives from the FAI. The presentations will take place on June 1st, 2007 at the Olympic Museum from 12:00-14:00 and are open to the public.

Commenting on this decision, the President of the FAI, Mr. Pierre Portmann, said : “The evaluation of the bids thus far has been very positive. The candidates have all demonstrated that they have the infrastructure and motivation to host a successful World Air Games and so we are looking forward to three excellent presentations.”

The World Air Games is the biggest gathering of air sports in the world and brings together the World Champions and top competitors in ten different air sport disciplines. The event showcases a week of tremendous competition and fills the sky with excitement and thrills for the public. Alongside the competition are plenty of opportunities for air shows, on-site demonstrations, and interactive activities for spectators.

For any media wishing to attend the event please contact for further information :

TSE Consulting
Caroline Anderson, Project Manager
Tel + 41 (0) 21 313 23 00

May 3rd, 2007